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Old 07-15-2008, 05:26 AM
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A friend gave me his Zen a while back, complaining it wasn't booting. I determined the drive was bad, so I bought a used one off eBay and installed it. Piece of cake. About six months after that, he brought it back. It was still running, but had a problem where the display had what appeared to be lines on it. The problem was a loose display ribbon cable, which I think I fixed. The problem is, I had to put the project aside for a while until I bought a soldering iron (had to resolder the battery connector, as it broke off when I unplugged the battery), and it got moved a few times and I have now lost all the screws. I have everything else, just not the screws. I've looked for hours, scouring my house and the internet and I can't find anything short of an 'as is' zen on ebay, going for upwards of 40$. Does anyone know if it uses a standard screw I can find elsewhere? I'm willing to pay someone to send me spare screws. I'm rather desperate at the moment.

Edit: Anyone? I'm pretty strapped for time unfortunately, and willing to pay someone via PayPal for screws.

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Old 07-16-2008, 12:43 PM
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Hello Ritsuki. Welcome!

I would say you have a few options here..... either buy an as-is ZVM for parts off EBay, find another device with similar screws, drive around to some hardware stores looking some that will work, search the Net for similar screws, or find a company that deals with ZVM parts to see if they have any for sale. Good luck!
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Old 07-16-2008, 06:23 PM
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I would personally go the "buy an as-is" route, as you'll have not only the screws you need, but replacements for most anything else that may go wrong on the player.
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Old 07-16-2008, 09:40 PM
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I would too, however, he did mention that he didn't want to go that rought which is why I suggested other possible options. I do see a few as-is auctions on EBay right now, so maybe you can get them for less then $40.
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Old 07-19-2008, 01:26 AM
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All right, I guess I'll have to take the plunge and go with that. This zen could use a new battery anyway.
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Old 07-19-2008, 08:23 AM
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Yeah, I think it would be your best bet. Who knows when you may need more parts. Good luck!
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